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.38 Super Pocket Revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bl4ckd0g, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. bl4ckd0g

    bl4ckd0g Well-Known Member


    I'm about to get my CCW permit and I'd like to get some kind of a .38 pocket revolver that can fire my .38 super handloads from moon clips.

    I'm not looking to 'sell one of my kidneys' to fund a new purchase, but I'd something that digests any of the my 2,000 handloads sitting on my shelf at home.

    What do you suggest?
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    I know of no such revolver, the Taurus effort in that direction did not fly.
    A .38 Special revolver rechambered to 9mm P and cut to accept moon clips is a $225 job at Pinnacle. Maybe they would make it a .38 Super upon request.
  3. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    I'm very sure you're out of luck.

  4. Kimber1911_06238

    Kimber1911_06238 Well-Known Member

    good luck finding one
  5. mavracer

    mavracer Well-Known Member

    the outside diameter is the same as 38/357 and saami pressure is less than 357 so IMHO it would probably work in any 357 chambered snub it would however be way over pressure for a 38 special.I'm not sure if it would be very accurate and you might have some misfires due to the thinner rim.
  6. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Well-Known Member

  7. bl4ckd0g

    bl4ckd0g Well-Known Member

    That S&W 940 fails the 'sell my kidney' test. I'll have to look into another option.
  8. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    I don't know about you, but I do not enjoy firing a heavily loaded snubby so much that having 2000 rounds of ammunition on hand would have any effect on my choice. S&W 642 Airweight hammerless with .38 +P is about where the equation balances out for me.
  9. Roswell 1847

    Roswell 1847 member

    Remember that a .38 Super or .38 auto fired in a .38 Special or .357 Chamber can result in the bullet swelling to fit the chamber then either jamming on the edge of the chamber mouth or stripping away a ring of jacket material which can choke down the chamber mouth and seize the next bullet fired through it. Guns have blown up using .38 autos in .38 Chambers.

    A .357 with the edge of the chamber mouth tapered like a forcing cone would probably handle the .38 Super but accuracy would be problematic. I wouldn't suggest it except as an emergency situation if no other ammo was available.
  10. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Is it a power thing for you or is it a project thing?
    If it's power you are looking for I'm sure the .357 Magnum should fit the bill quite well. If it's a project thing and you want a J frame which fires a pistol round what's wrong with a 9mm?

    I know the 38 Super is a very versatile round but I think if it was a good round for a J frame conversion it would have been done a few times already. It does sound like an interesting project though...
  11. tinygnat219

    tinygnat219 Well-Known Member

    I asked them if they are willing to look at re-chambering for a 7.62 Tokarev revolver.
  12. rdrancher

    rdrancher Well-Known Member

    Boy, that's a +P...err +1 on that one!


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